Saar (Indian Tomato Soup)

    25 min

    This tomato soup is ready in a flash and couldn't be easier to prepare. It is a nice change from the ordinary and leftovers are fantastic the next day for your packed lunch. It's also a nice starter for an Indian-themed dinner party.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 large ripe tomatoes
    • 120ml water
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
    • 6 fresh curry leaves
    • 250ml water
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place the tomatoes and 120ml water in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook on High 4 minutes in the microwave. Reserve the cooking water. Cool tomatoes slightly, peel and discard skins. Process the tomatoes, reserved water and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.
    2. Melt the ghee in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook the mustard seed 1 minute. Stir in the curry leaves. Pour the processed tomatoes and garlic into the frying pan. Stir in remaining 250ml water. Mix in sugar, paprika and salt. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, and mix in the coriander. Continue cooking 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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    Reviews in English (3)


    I used 2 tins chopped tin tomatoes and no water and fried garlic in with mustard seeds etc, the same of everything else and blended again before serving..delicious@  -  04 Nov 2015


    Very Good recipe.  -  16 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe! But I did feel like the the flavor needed a little something extra, so I added ginger and nutmeg, and it was wonderful!  -  11 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)